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1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

#1 2018-08-21 9:00am

JNitrous
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1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

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1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

'96 Expert Comp with some new school parts

Bought this bike on 10/31/2017. Rounded up a bunch of parts and put it together on 8/18/2018. It sports new TNT 10" bars, Redline Flight 180mm cranks, Profile XXL stem, SE Landing Gear forks, Kalloy seat post, Odyssey brake lever, Odyssey Slik cable, Dia Comp cable clamp, KMC Z410 Silver chain, Origin 8 chain ring bolts, Skyway Tuff II wheels, Maxxis Holy Rollers, Chain Tension-ers, Haro Fusion pedals, VP headset, Greenfield kickstand, blue anodized valve caps, Shimano 16T freewheel, Shimano brake pads, Shimano cantilever brake cable, Mongoose bar ends and a new set of decals from Re-Rides out of Australia. The Mongoose seat I found on eBay, also had to find a better 3 bolt seat post clamp and a pair of better condition Mongoose grips. Yes I removed the "Landing Gear" decals from the forks and firmly affixed the Mongoose decals in their place. The Kalloy's "UNO" badges also got canned and a Mongoose racing sticker now resides on it. The original seat post is to scratched up. Other than that I boxed away the other original parts. The Skyway wheels are a pain to get the tires seated. I inflated, deflated, tried water with dish soap, partially inflated and worked the bead until I was frustrated. They don't hop but they aren't perfect and will probably get replaced with spoke wheels at some point. The Holy Roller tires were removed from another set of wheels I had laying around. They are the biggest that would fit. I actually had gotten a pair of Odyssey “Mike Aitken” 20” x 2.35” tires but they were just to big to my disappointment. I love the bike overall. It feels very light and handles great. I've only ridden it a couple miles while fine tuning all adjustments. I plan on riding this a ton though, thanks for looking.


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#2 2018-08-21 9:19pm

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Re: 1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

Nice job,be careful with that gooseneck up that high buddy! smile

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#3 2018-08-21 9:59pm

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Re: 1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

Great build. I'm doing the same thing now with a 97 menace and old parts lying around. Kinda want to try a new school bike but can't bring myself to buy one....figured I'd clone one from the midschool. Got lucky with the 2.35 tires too. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/248045/img_25295b7ceda731.jpg


Do A Flip!

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#4 2018-08-21 10:12pm

JNitrous
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Re: 1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

holmes95 wrote:

Nice job,be careful with that gooseneck up that high buddy! smile

Thanks, I had just gotten the bike bolted together hours before taking the photos. There isn’t a “min insertion” stamping on that stem, so I made a quick mark with a sharpie and tape measure from another stem. The most action this thing thing will likely see is rides around the neighborhood with my kids, a bunny hop here and there, maybe a curb or two. I did end up sinking it down deeper later on.

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#5 2018-08-21 10:18pm

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Re: 1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

Brody wrote:

Great build. I'm doing the same thing now with a 97 menace and old parts lying around. Kinda want to try a new school bike but can't bring myself to buy one....figured I'd clone one from the midschool. Got lucky with the 2.35 tires too. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … eda731.jpg

I agree. My first 20” bike was a Murray in like 1985. I got a Dyno Compe in 1992. All things bikes, cars and entertainment I love are from another era. I’ve made up my mind I want a new school ride but haven’t done it yet.
I’ve had my eye on a “tricked out” We The People 20”...and now this...https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/242433/cbbded29-9156-4f40-af6d-b03f7be9c40f5b7cf6dede.png

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#6 2018-08-22 2:45am

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Re: 1996 Mongoose Expert Comp

Sweet,I've been watching a frame and fork combo over here,it's a 95 or 96 Expert,might have to go have a look,I dig mid school smile

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